Monthly Archives: January 2021

Lancashire Combined Authority & Local Government Reorganisation Update

Published on January 27, 2021 at 2:20 pm

Member Update January 2021

 Lancashire Combined Authority & Local Government Reorganisation


 Previously Lancashire County Council (LCC) had submitted a bid to Government setting out proposals to form a Lancashire Combined Authority (LCA) and also proposals to reorganise the current fifteen Lancashire Councils into three Unitary Councils.

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Schools and early years members’ meeting (England) 27th January at 5pm

Published on January 27, 2021 at 1:14 pm

Although the government finally agreed to close most schools to all except vulnerable and key workers’ children during the lockdown period, UNISON is still calling on ministers to introduce further measures that will safeguard our members.

Support staff still face a lot of uncertainty and have many questions that the government has not answered, particularly for those working in early years and special schools.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January 2021

Published on January 26, 2021 at 9:29 am

Holocaust Memorial Day is this Wednesday. Every year on 27 January we remember the millions of people who have been affected by the Holocaust and subsequent genocides around the world.

It’s our chance to learn the lessons of the past and to help create a safer future.

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AGM 2021

Published on January 20, 2021 at 9:36 am


Our AGM meetings will take place virtually this year, please find attached the Notification, Preliminary Agenda, Minutes from last year’s meeting and Nomination Form for Branch Officers and Representatives.

If you are able to attend please contact the Branch for a link to join one of the meetings, we would really appreciate your support in attending as we need to be quorate to enable us to approve branch business.

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Let’s vaccinate Britain!

Published on January 20, 2021 at 9:18 am

Let’s vaccinate Britain!

Trade unions always step up in times of national crisis. That’s why the TUC has joined the Labour party and the Daily Mirror in the Let’s Vaccinate Britain campaign.

In December the TUC set out how we think a vaccination programme should work – and the key thing is that it is led and delivered by public health professionals and our NHS. 

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Chair’s blog – January 2021

Published on January 14, 2021 at 2:57 pm

Let’s vaccinate the borough

2020 was, to say the least, an extremely difficult year, perhaps the toughest year in living memory. 2021 has started as frantic with the announcement of a new national lockdown.

It has left people worried and anxious for themselves and their families.

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Short webinars for Social Care members – see flyer for more info

Published on January 14, 2021 at 2:10 pm

The North West Social Care Team has set up two short webinars aimed at social care members in the NW (see flyer attached):-

  • BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN WOMEN – Tuesday 2 Feb 2021 @ 12-1pm
  • GETTING INVOLVED IN UNISON – Wednesday 3 Feb 2021 @ 4-5pm

Details about registering for the webinars can be found in the flyer.

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